verelan

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Swz24900Verelan 120 mg 24 hr Cap
Sei28840verapamil SR 240 mg 24 hr Cap
Krp04860verapamil ER (PM) 200 mg Cap 24hr Pellet CT
Sei28820verapamil SR 180 mg 24 hr Cap
Myl62010verapamil ER (PM) 100 mg Cap 24hr Pellet CT
Krp04870verapamil ER (PM) 300 mg Cap 24hr Pellet CT
Sei28860verapamil SR 360 mg 24 hr Cap
Myn62020verapamil ER (PM) 200 mg Cap 24hr Pellet CT

Uses:

Verapamil is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Verapamil is called a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily. It may also lower the heart rate.

Side Effects

Dizziness, slow heartbeat, constipation, stomach upset, nausea, headache, and tiredness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. To lower your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: swelling ankles/feet, shortness of breath, unusual tiredness, unexplained/sudden weight gain, severe dizziness, fainting, very slow heartbeat. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: severe stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin, persistent nausea/vomiting. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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